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Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By kshansen
My uneducated answer is the trike/Voyager will be...

My uneducated answer is the trike/Voyager will be stable, but........

All the ones I've seen have wide auto type tires seems like rolling friction would be higher and if you are taking about roads...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,668
Posted By kshansen
Almost thought about getting rid of my `88...

Almost thought about getting rid of my `88 Sportster that had my fist two sidecars on it(one at a time:D) when I got the `92 that I put the Hannigan Classic on. The `88 sat for about a year with only...
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By kshansen
I'd invest the time into talking to Claude. Much...

I'd invest the time into talking to Claude. Much of the things in the sidecar field are done on a one off or small scale and that makes it hard to quote prices.
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By kshansen
I'd also be worried about the spring on the...

I'd also be worried about the spring on the shock. if someone was holding on to it when you hit a bump it would not be pretty. Might want to wrap some thin plastic or rubber around it with hose clam...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,059
Posted By kshansen
Only problem with that idea is the Virago already...

Only problem with that idea is the Virago already has the axle forward of the center of the sliders. Now if one was to find the triple trees from a bike with the centered axle and the same size upper...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,161
Posted By kshansen
Very nice looking!:clap Other than the...

Very nice looking!:clap

Other than the fender issue the one thing I'd like to see addressed is the wiring to the sidecar tail light. Maybe run wires through a piece of small tubing to get it...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By kshansen
Add some nuts to those two and I'll be down to...

Add some nuts to those two and I'll be down to visit! And yes the reference to "nuts" was intended to have two meanings. I was at one of your Ron-Dee-
Voos with the foil heads and the lady who home...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-09-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By kshansen
Looking for Sportster Head

I frequent the Hacks section of ADV Rider but thought I'd sneak in here and see if anyone knows of a rear head to fit a 1991-2003 Sportster that could be had reasonable?

Had a dropped valve guide...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By kshansen
Have you tried contacting ...

Have you tried contacting

http://www.thomsonlinear.com/

Would help if you had some numbers off the unit.

We have similar devices that lift the hoods of some Cat equipment and they have a...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,059
Posted By kshansen
New ones can be made from old VW torsion bars...

New ones can be made from old VW torsion bars from king pin style front ends in Beetles. I may have some if you can't locate any in NS.
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,059
Posted By kshansen
I'm thinking the front mount tube should be...

I'm thinking the front mount tube should be connected back to the bracket between the front and rear pegs and then back to the mount by the rear foot peg. Also have a brace attached to the center...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By kshansen
My wild a$$ guess is some engineer who is very...

My wild a$$ guess is some engineer who is very anal had to come up with a fancy spec. number to say: "leave a little, but not too much space to be sure wire is all the way to the bottom of the...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By kshansen
For the stamped style Deutsch I just ordered a...

For the stamped style Deutsch I just ordered a set of crimpers off Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Non-Insulated-Wire-Ternimal-Plier-Crimper-0-5-6-0mm2-AWG-16-10-/280992139892

Think these should...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 80,983
Posted By kshansen
What's with that tacky stainless trim ring, that...

What's with that tacky stainless trim ring, that will never obtain the fine patina of the rest of this outfit. It needs to be removed ASAP!
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By kshansen
I used 3/4 inch heim joints on the Earls type...

I used 3/4 inch heim joints on the Earls type front end I built for my Sportster years ago and the ones I used had no noticeable side play in them. There are all kinds of different qualities in rod...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By kshansen
For a "King Pin" connection both front and rear...

For a "King Pin" connection both front and rear would need to be perfectly aligned other wise there would be binding in the "hinge". Not saying it could not be done but would add a bit of extra work...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By kshansen
I'll second the Vintage Brake suggestion, Michael...

I'll second the Vintage Brake suggestion, Michael "Mercury" Morse knows his stuff. Helped me out with brakes on my Sportster.
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By kshansen
I have a set of those pictured and they seem to...

I have a set of those pictured and they seem to work as stated. They do seem a little light duty but for doing just a handful of crimps a month I find it hard to justify the Deutch factory crimpers....
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By kshansen
I like the deutch connectors myself, easy to...

I like the deutch connectors myself, easy to remove and replace wires from connectors. Like if say you originally wire up with 6 conductors and want to add a couple circuits later you can remove the...
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,291
Posted By kshansen
Agree with Claude, very nice looking. But then...

Agree with Claude, very nice looking. But then I'm a little biased as I have be sidecars on my Sportsters since about 1990.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By kshansen
If it was nearer to me I'd slip in late one night...

If it was nearer to me I'd slip in late one night and mount it to the XS650 outfit:D The body on that has not been the same since the accident back in 2000!
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 209,277
Posted By kshansen
I agree the SSOD never looked too much worse than...

I agree the SSOD never looked too much worse than the XS650 outfit that has taken me to work for the last 15 years! :1drink
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By kshansen
Looks good, hope to see it on the road some day....

Looks good, hope to see it on the road some day. Do you ever get down to New York state area?
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By kshansen
Might want to think about a frame and wheel, that...

Might want to think about a frame and wheel, that box won't last long going down the road.:rofl
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By kshansen
But then we don't do it too often anywho! ...

But then we don't do it too often anywho!



Well I was just thinking that being the topic of this thread was "sportster chain drive gearing" that was what he was asking about, but true he did...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By kshansen
No cush drive on my Sportsters. Chain sprocket or...

No cush drive on my Sportsters. Chain sprocket or belt pully depending on which one we are talking about both are bolted solid to the cast wheel, just like my XS650! Only rubber connected anywhere to...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By kshansen
I thought we were talking Sportsters here? My...

I thought we were talking Sportsters here? My 1988 and 1992 both do NOT have any compensator sprocket. The crank sprocket is splined direct to the crankshaft and clutch sprocket is riveted solid to...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By kshansen
Well after putting 100,000 on a chain drive...

Well after putting 100,000 on a chain drive Sportster I like the cleaner rear wheel of the belt drive one. And I don't mind riding all day in the rain on a trip like I did when running a chain.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By kshansen
I can attest to that, have done it twice on my...

I can attest to that, have done it twice on my 1992 Sportster:eek1 As long as you have a good set of tools in the sidecar and a jack takes maybe an hour could do faster but hot parts are hard on...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By kshansen
would be very interesting while cruising some of...

would be very interesting while cruising some of the nice roads in West Virginia :eek2
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By kshansen
Another point that might complicate the design of...

Another point that might complicate the design of such a system is the small angle that the handle bar needs to change to effect direction of bike. Say a typical car steering wheel turns 3.5 turns...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By kshansen
A friend with a tubing bender is almost as good...

A friend with a tubing bender is almost as good as one with a lathe or milling machine!:clap
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By kshansen
Agree with all others here. Need more info on how...

Agree with all others here. Need more info on how and where you would be riding. What work for running Interstates will not be good for running down logging roads in the mountains. The best sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,556
Posted By kshansen
If I didn't know better I would say you stole...

If I didn't know better I would say you stole those upper shock mounts from my garage! They look just like the original ones I made bake in 1993 for my Sportster front end. Made them adjustable to...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,363
Posted By kshansen
Well I'm just a few weeks of hitting 64 on my way...

Well I'm just a few weeks of hitting 64 on my way to 16.
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,291
Posted By kshansen
And who knows we could distant relatives as my...

And who knows we could distant relatives as my dad was oldest of 11 and his family is all over MN.:huh
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,291
Posted By kshansen
I believe that the 883 actually have the smaller...

I believe that the 883 actually have the smaller valves which give a better flow at lower RPMs for a bit more low end torque but loose a little HP at high RPMs that you seldom use anyhow.

As for...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,054
Posted By kshansen
Well when I go to the garage in the morning to...

Well when I go to the garage in the morning to get on my XS650 ratty outfit there is a Sportster/Hannigan sitting there waiting for warm weather. If I was to go out to the barn there is a...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,291
Posted By kshansen
I hate to disappoint you people talking about...

I hate to disappoint you people talking about running a sidecar on a Sportster but my local dealer told me back in 1989 that a Sportster can not handle a sidecar! And I know he should know what he's...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By kshansen
Why not just ride the dang thing through the mud...

Why not just ride the dang thing through the mud and dirt like it is supposed to be used? That way you can't see the problem!

I keep my XS650 outfit clean by parking it outside in the rain while...
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